A few days ago I shared with you our hammering nails in pumpkins activity. As promised, I’ve got an educational twist to the activity to share with you! We used our pumpkins to have fun working on math facts.
Materials Needed to Nail Those Math Facts:
- Permanent marker
- Hammer (We used a plastic toy hammer.)
Both of my children have been working on memorizing addition and subtraction math facts.
I used a permanent marker to write numbers all over the pumpkin. Then I gave them a math problem to solve, such as 5+3, and they searched for the answer and hammered a nail into the correct number.
If you put enough numbers all over the pumpkin and played long enough, you can have a pretty neat looking pumpkin to display after practicing all those math facts!
Ways to modify the activity:
- You could also use this activity to work on multiplication or division math facts.
- For a younger child you could write the letters of the alphabet on the pumpkin and have them locate the letters.
- Use the permanent marker to write sight words on the pumpkin for your child to identify.
Be sure to check out our other fun learning activities with pumpkins!